We are a Roman Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark, made up of richly diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We are Disciples of Christ fed by the Word and Eucharist in an evolving community. We seek to live the mission of Christ: serving the Lord by serving one another through our living faith, and sharing the commitment of resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.


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  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
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Special Events

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you have a background in English – writing, editing, or oral presentation – you can help our local seminarians.  Check out the details here!
  • Help St. Joseph Grammar School, Jersey City, earn $20,000 for the school.  They need to collect 200,000 Box Tops for Education coupons by the end of March, 2018.  Put your donated coupons in the labeled box in the vestibule!  Thanks to you – we’ve already collected over 1800 coupons for their project and they have over 50,000 coupons so far!  Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box.
  • EASTER BAKE SALE!  March 24-25.  Support the parish by donating baked or purchased items.  Then enjoy a delicious dessert by purchasing one at the sale!  Call Barbara Chekijian to sign up!
  • DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE 2018,  Saturday April 7, 2018 at the Mother of Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA.  $40 per person.  See flyer for details.  Sign up is First Come, First Served.
  • David the King – discussion groups focus on the movie:  Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30, beginning February 20, sponsored by Yolanda Cifarelli, and Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30, beginning February 21, sponsored by Jim and Maria McIlvaine
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Thursdays 3:00-7:00, presented by Fr. Lito
  • Come as You Are – a discussion group on Thursdays 7:00-8:30 in the Raphael Room, beginning February 22, presented by Walter Mollineaux
  • Daily Mass in the Chapel – weekdays at Noon during Lent, beginning February 15
  • Stations of the Cross – Fridays at 7:00 PM, beginning February 23

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

Sharing God’s Blessing


For additional upcoming events and special Mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.